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. the concerning dna cases in our area. >> advocates working to protect pregnant women in the area. >> the u.s.nf cost is saying bye to baltimore. the shape's latest -- ship's latest mission and when you can see it off. those stories straight ahead. thanks for joining us, i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. it could be a testy day on this tuesday. what's going on. >> all right. so we are quiet but we are waiting for the rain to move in. so let's me show you what's going on on maryland's most powerful radar. we are dry but back off toward the south, that's where we are seeing that heavy rain now pushing atlanta. all this spreading across tennessee valley and south carolina. look at this pink here. that is little bit of wintery mix that's going to be work its way towards us. the onset we could see sleet mixing with rain but all in all we will be seeing plenty of rain as we go throughout the day. we are talking about flood potential. so with that, we have a flood watch. this means we do have the potential to get flooding so we are talking about one to two inch of rain when it's all said
. >> and if governor o'malley has his wayne, gun control laws in maryland will be some of the strictest in the u.s. and he is one step closer to achieving the goal. >> a winter storm is moving across the country and people in the midwest are buried in feet of snow. is that storm headed in our direction? that's one of the big things we want to know. thanks for joining us on this friday morning, and happy friday by the way. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. tgif. what's the weather going to be like for today? into the weekend i understand you are looking at tonight on the drive home for many people. >> exactly. we are going to deal with black ice. but as we start you out. maryland's most powerful radar, this is the storm back off towards the west dumping snow now around chicago and they could see about 6 inches maybe more across the area. but closer here at home, we can see on the southern extent of this, we are getting reports in roane own of light snow coming into the area. this will begin to continue to move into our direction as we go further into the afternoon and also the evening ti
guilty to cha prosecutors have filed felony charges against the former u.s. representative. he's accused of spending more than $750,000 in campaign cash, buying luxury items, memorabilia and other goods. >>> more warnings later today about the financial dangers of sequestration. the pentagon will warn congress that it will furlough many of its 800,000 civilian workers if the sequestration takes effect on march 1st. the president has asked congress to delay the automatic budget cuts. nld and coming up today, lance armstrong is expected to come clean under oath about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. for more than a decade armstrong adamantly denied that he ever used banned banned substances. the u.s. anti-doping agency wants blacklist in an effort to restore cycling. >>> a repairman of a water company is expected to be okay after being hit by a car. this accident all caught on camera. two workers were standing in the middle of the road in missouri, shutting off a water valve when a minivan drove through the intersection. one worker was able to jump out of the way, but the other on
for a time. >> the announcements that will come from the american and u.s. airways airline. we're going to tell you what this means for you the passenger when we come back. >> it's all about the special someone today. the big wedding planned for one special couple that share some doggone good luck. >>> american airlines and u.s. airways have agreed to a merger. together they will create the world's largest airline. the company plans to make that announcement a bit later today. the deal has been in the works now since last year. most experts don't expect that deal to trigger a surge in ticket prices. american airlines has been going under restructuring since going under bankruptcy protection since 2011. >>> five things to know before you head out the door this morning. pope benedict xvi will meet with a group of parish priests in rome today. the retiring pope is expected to talk about the personal experiences as a young reformist back in the vatican council back in the 1960s. pope benedict will step down on february 28th. >>> senate democrat leaders are expected to vote on chuck hagel's
not on saturdays, in august the u.s. post office will no longer cards and letter on saturday. you can still get the mail order prescriptions and express mail and of course packages. it's part of the plan to save the cash-strapped postal service $2 billion. after it posted a $16 billion loss last year. some customers are not surprised. >> i do believe it's fine for me. i don't do business on the weekends. >> since 2008 we've seen a steady decline in the use of first-class mail. people pay their bills online. it's simple. it's easy, it's free. you cannot be free. >> the mail will still be delivered to p.o. boxes monday through saturday and you will still be able to mail things at post offices that have saturday hours. >>> well, they laced up the running shoes and tackled more than 1500 steps. that's what more than 1600 people did last night in new york. they took part in the annual empire state building run up. they climbed up 86 flights of stairs from the lobby to the observation deck. it helped raise money for local charities there in the big apple. >>> when there's a lot of snow make some artw
, the backlog at the regional office. joined by u.s. secretary of veterans affairs for the press conference. >>> let's get a check on the weather. that could be a big story today. hopefully it won't impact you morning commute. over to lynette charles to find out. >> keeping our fingers crossed that the morning commute is going to be okay. ahead of the front we are looking at wet weather. wet weather in terms of rain and also freezing rain, and even some sleet mixing in. this is a story through time, we can see it's towards the west here, entering the region. because of this, there is a winter storm advisory for these areas. advisorys here shaded in the blue color. we are not in that. we are dealing with rain, that's what we are going to be dealing with through the rest of the morning in to the afternoon. we will pick up on the winds, now, not bad around baltimore b along the eastern shore, the winds, 9 miles an hour, we will have 10- 15 miles per hour through the remainder of today. let me show you the temperatures quickly, we are going to be dealing with chilly temperatures, as long as we
will be in the state capitol of annapolis. the president is heading there to address u.s. senate democrats during their annual retreat. the event is an opportunity for each cause to talk about the strategy for the upcoming year and a calmer -- in a calmer setting than our nation's capitol. >>> jurors are still trying to come up with a verdict in the felicia barnes murder trial. day three of deliberations will begin this morning. jurors got the case on monday and spent yesterday going over all the evidence. late in the afternoon they asked to watch two videotapes the state showed earlier in the trial. jurors wanted to see surveillance video from wal- mart of the defendant, michael johnson, buying a plastic tub. they also rewatched that infamous sex tape involving involving johnson, barnes and two other people. the state says johnson killed barnes and dumped her body in the susquehanna river. his attorneys say they never proved motive. stay with abc 2 news. brian will be in the courtroom and bring you the verdict as soon as it comes down. you can follow him on twitter for all the latest informatio
control, nearly 600,000 people die of heart disease every year in the u.s. alone. >>> if you're looking to buy a new dishwasher or refrigerator, do it this weekend. it's the shop maryland energy weekend. you can get a special tax break from buying certain products. state comptroller peter franchot is holding a news conference today to talk more about this program. >>> he's been to disney world, gone on late night talk shows and addressed thousands at a post super bowl rally. what is next for flow flacco that's sort of out of character and may have you raising your eyebrows?
have been great. >> u.s. air sent me's. -mail yesterday for a friday flight two days in advance. >> reporter: so, here at home road crews have been out on the roads as i was traveling here to bwi. i saw a few trucks on the roadways salting making sure the morning commute is safe for drivers and it's important to know you can get the latest updates on our twitter account at abc2 news we will be updating that pier outcally this morning so you can follow along with more weather updates. reporting live, sherrie johnon, abc2 news. >>> 4:34. this will likely affect your commute throughout the friday morning. expect delays and backups on the road. >> let's see how things are look right now with lauren cook with your traffic. >> reporter: good morning. well, as lynette mentioned we are dealing with a wintery mix in frederick but everywhere else it's raining. the roads will be slick. be careful on 95 in white marsh. no delays into the city. and 695 will be delay free from parkville up to towson heading over to pikesville this is at green spring avenue. nice and normal conditions. that is
solutions to the crisis facing the u.s. postal service. we will let you know what happens and if they can come up with any other solutions or options besides cutting the saturday mail service. >>> in other news this morning, passengers on a stranded cruise ship are headed home. tugboats are pulling the cruise liner heading towards alabamach the karn cal views liner triumph was on -- carnival cruise liner -- liner he trial up -- liner suffered a fire. there's limited power and sanitation on the boat. many are sleeping outside on mattresses on the decks and chairs and they say food is scarce. >> cold cuts, bread, lots of -- boxed cereal and water and sodas and they open the bar to give people free beer and wine. there's only really couple lines to take 3 1/2 hours to get food. >> my what you are thinking at least they have the beer and wine but san -- sanitation not good many they promised a full refund and free flights home and credit from another cruise. >> time for a check of the forecast. lynnet in charles joins us now. yesterday -- lynette charles joins us live. yesterday, a beautiful
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